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Image:Cal Stewart with paper.jpg|thumb|300px|Cal Stewart as Uncle Josh Weathersby, circa 1900. '''Cal Stewart''' (b. 1856 Charlotte County, Virginia, d. December 7, 1919) was a pioneer in vaudeville and early sound recordings. He is best remembered for his comic monologues in which he played "Uncle Josh" Weathersby, a resident of a mythical New England farming town called "Pumpkin|Punkin Center." Born in Charlotte County, Virginia in 1856, Stewart spent his early life working in circuses, medicine shows and vaudeville to great acclaim as "Uncle Josh Weathersby from Way Down East". It was on the road that he befriended Mark Twain and later Will Rogers, two men who shared similar wit in comedy. Around 1897, Edison Records|Thomas Edison's studios hired him to cut several cylinder recordings of his famous speeches and songs. They were well received by the public, and launched an entire series of recordings based on...
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78rpm
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Cal Stewart
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Comedy
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Haydn Quartet
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Mrs. Cal Stewart
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1910s
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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George Blood, L.P.
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Barrie H. Thorpe Batavia Illinois Public Library Collection
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Hemmingway Favorites
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misterdemagogue Favorites
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DruP.Drawers Favorites
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cal stewart
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cal stewart (uncle josh)
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cal stewart, ada jones and peerless quartette
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cal stewart, mrs. cal stewart, haydn quartet
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antique phonograph music program [various artists]
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cal stewart & ada jones
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